Even though this year is very different than most years, Mother Nature still does her thing. That means that Fall is officially here and you know what comes after that! In fact, we are already noticing a chill in the air, so now is the best time to get your home ready for cold weather.
Here’s a quick list that will get you started on your home preparations:
Clean out the summer pollen and mold spores in your home to make sure you have the best air quality possible.The best way to do this is to replace your air filters. This also allows your HVAC unit to properly run.
Before the cold weather arrives, take a few minutes to clean up the leaves and debris around your outdoor HVAC unit to make sure it is ready for winter. Over the summer it is common for vegetation and leaves to accumulate and keeping this area cleared from debris ensures everything properly works.
Make sure to clean out your downspouts and gutters. The leaves are falling off of the trees and guess where they often land? In your gutters! Take time to clean them out before they begin to build up with snow and ice and create a huge mess!
Before the freezing air arrives, start up your HVAC unit to make sure it is running. You don’t want to be left without heat on those below freezing days.
Keep your family safe! While you are doing some quick preparations for winter, don’t forget to change your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.
Getting your home ready for winter doesn’t need to take a lot of time. In just a few minutes, you can keep your home happy and give yourself some peace of mind.
And finally, be sure to schedule your HVAC winter maintenance now – Call us at 814.238.3756 today.